Ontario municipalities had a one-time option to opt-out of having cannabis retail stores in their communities. Municipalities had until January 22, 2019 to inform the AGCO if they wished to opt out. Municipalities that chose to opt out can opt back in at any time—but once they are in, they may no longer opt out.

If the AGCO did not received written notification from a municipality by January 22, 2019, then, by default, private cannabis retail stores will be allowed within that jurisdiction beginning April 1, 2019.

(required for opt-outs only)
Municipality Status Date of resolutionsort descending
Norfolk County Opted-in -
Kingston, City of Opted-in -
North Bay, City of Opted-in -
Burk's Falls, Village of Opted-in -
Sioux Lookout, Municipality of Opted-in -
Wawa, Municipality of Opted-in -
Brethour, Township of Opted-in -
Mulmur, Township of Opted-in -
Gauthier, Township of Opted-in -
Billings, Township of Opted-in -
St. Marys, Town of Opted-in -
Lakeshore, Town of Opted-in -
Bonfield, Township of Opted-in -
South River, Village of Opted-in -
Brockton, Municipality of Opted-in -
Mattice-Val Côté, Township of Opted-in -
Augusta, Township of Opted-in -
Bonnechere Valley, Township of Opted-in -
Kawartha Lakes, City of Opted-in -
Asphodel-Norwood, Township of Opted-in -


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